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Rush Limbaugh: Open Line Friday [Confirms Some Aspects of Drug Story, Checking In To Rehab]

Posted on 10/10/2003 8:51:57 AM PDT by I Am Not A Mod

A thread for those listening to today's show.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: addiction; atrw; drugs; eib; enquirer; limbaugh; maharushie; painkillers; prescriptiondrugs; rehab; rush; rushlimbaugh; rxdrugs; wodlist
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1 posted on 10/10/2003 8:51:58 AM PDT by I Am Not A Mod
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To: I Am Not A Mod
the news on the pills allegation has been strangely silent.
2 posted on 10/10/2003 8:53:12 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: I Am Not A Mod
I hope we aren't over run by the "I think he sounds awful, slurring his speech" crowd.
3 posted on 10/10/2003 8:53:17 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (ESPN now has 4 little wimpy sissies left. I'm switching back to FOX.)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Drudge says: Limbaugh to Address Recent Media Reports....
4 posted on 10/10/2003 8:53:50 AM PDT by clintonh8r (A gentleman should know something about everything and everything about something.)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Here's hoping Rush addresses The Frenchman's comment - regarding drug prices - in last night's debate
5 posted on 10/10/2003 8:54:19 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: oceanview
the news on the pills allegation has been strangely silent.

Actually, if he said anything at all about it it would be strange. He's involved in a police investigation right now, be patient.

6 posted on 10/10/2003 8:54:25 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (ESPN now has 4 little wimpy sissies left. I'm switching back to FOX.)
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To: All

"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our
wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- John Adams -


Make your statement.




7 posted on 10/10/2003 8:55:01 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: 1Old Pro
I hope we aren't over run by the "I think he sounds awful, slurring his speech" crowd.

It is amazing when you check into those posters, they are all consumed with obsession of Limbaugh. Prentending to be conservatived, while obsessed with attacking Limbaugh. Some DU shill.

8 posted on 10/10/2003 8:55:29 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Always Right
they are all consumed with obsession of Limbaugh.

Yep, he threatens them by shining the light of truth on their silly ideas.

9 posted on 10/10/2003 8:57:08 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (ESPN now has 4 little wimpy sissies left. I'm switching back to FOX.)
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To: oceanview
There isn't anything to comment on, is there?
10 posted on 10/10/2003 9:02:27 AM PDT by eyespysomething (As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17))
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To: oceanview
Did you hear John Kerry's tasteless, classless line about this in the debate last night? What a loser.
11 posted on 10/10/2003 9:04:03 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Moving to Turkmenistan, where all the jobs are.)
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To: MNLDS
About the alleged drug thing with Rush? What did Kerry say?
12 posted on 10/10/2003 9:05:18 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: MNLDS
Heard that. Pretty lame....
13 posted on 10/10/2003 9:05:54 AM PDT by CheneyChick (Let the Hauskleaning Begin)
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To: Yardstick
He said the only two places to get prescription drugs was something like the pharmacy and Rush Limbaugh's housekeeper
14 posted on 10/10/2003 9:06:32 AM PDT by ch53gunner
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To: Yardstick
Something about how you could get your prescription drugs from Rush's housekeeper.
15 posted on 10/10/2003 9:06:45 AM PDT by CheneyChick (Let the Hauskleaning Begin)
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To: oceanview
That's because it was all accusations.

You and I could make up accusations in the here and now of this thread. We might even get a bit of ride out of them, but at the end of the day....they'd just be accusations.

16 posted on 10/10/2003 9:08:19 AM PDT by xzins
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To: clintonh8r
I hope that rush spends his time on the demoRAT shirt sleeve rolling contest. I dont wanna hear about his personal problem (not that I dont care). But it is a personal problem (if its a problem at all) and he should not have to deal with it in the harsh light of the media.

It's tough enough if he is dealing with a genuine addiction to a prescription pharmacuticle without having to deal with the demoRATs and their incessant Whining!
17 posted on 10/10/2003 9:09:14 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (Pacifism by its nature invites escalating acts of war on anyone who practices it.)
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To: ch53gunner
Pretty cheezy. I can't believe the Democrat presidential wannabes, guys who would like to occupy the world's most powerful political office, are sniping at a talkshow host, a glorified disk jockey, calling him out by name. If you ask me, it lowers them and raises Rush.
18 posted on 10/10/2003 9:11:38 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: xzins
Could we start something on Al Franken? Oh wait, that would be wrong....I don't know what came over me.....momentary temptation....
19 posted on 10/10/2003 9:11:39 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: oceanview
I heard Rush say that he may have his brother on the show also to talk about his new book, "Persecution".

More FYI:

Mike Walker on the Al Rantel Show: "If We're Wrong, Rush Could Own Us" 790am KABC Radio
Posted on 10/09/2003 11:14 PM EDT by Cinnamon Girl
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/998556/posts
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To: Cinnamon Girl

As a conservative who has known Rush for many years, I will only offer this: Rush does not abuse drugs of any sort and any rumors that he has are simply not true.

I have discussed at length over the past week the rumors and the press story and unfortunately for the Enquirer, Rush will ultimately be very wealthy and a news editor of sorts come 6 mos. from now.

The bottom line is that there is an agenda here, and we are trying to figure out exactly why and what we are dealing with.

182 posted on 10/10/2003 12:43 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (signed up as a FReeper on 10-7-03) --- (Rush will be vindicated!)
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To: longtermmemmory

Of course they are scared. Se my previous comments on this issue. I have known Rush for years and we have spoken at length on this over the past week. The allegations are baseless and Rush will be vindicated.

At this point, bear with us and keep the faith!

185 posted on 10/10/2003 12:47 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!)
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To: PRND21

Obviously you do not know Rush and misunderstood the show.

Let me slow it down for you.

The charges are false and have no basis or truth.

Please keep your chin up and don't believe everything you hear.

Remember, you are not a mindless ball of mush. Act accordingly!

188 posted on 10/10/2003 12:50 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 154
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To: Richard Kimball

It's sounds like your agenda is showing through. I have spoken at length with Rush over the past week and unfortunately you are wrong! There is no basis for the story and Rush will ultimately be both vindicated and a new editor of a editorial rag like the enquirer.

Don't believe everything you hear.

191 posted on 10/10/2003 12:52 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 155
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To: Fred Mertz

That's the beuaty of the 1st amendment. Dummies can say just about anything.

One person had sex with an intern in the oval office; the other has been tried and found quilty on the internet.

Nice comparison. Keep up the good work!

193 posted on 10/10/2003 12:55 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 160
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To: Fred Mertz

"The funny thing is I am not. What are your sources?"

I have plenty, including Rush, whom I have known for the past 11 years. I used to work for KFBK in Sacramento and live in Rocklin, but we do talk weekly.

Thanks for keeping the faith.

200 posted on 10/10/2003 12:57 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 192
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To: longtermmemmory

Nice! That's remains to be seen!

However, despite what I have read here tonight, tomorrows show will have one striking revelation.

204 posted on 10/10/2003 1:00 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 184
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To: Fred Mertz

You're great! No consistency in message and simply willing to buy in.

I am not his therapist, but I do think Rush can make his own decisions on the subject.

Are you a listener? Have you ever spoken to the man? I am just curious as to the basis for why you are so adament that you are right. Your belief is that Rush abuses prescription drugs and has purchased them via a housekeeper for the past 10 years.

I am curious. . . Besides the Nat. Enquirer, what are your sources?

210 posted on 10/10/2003 1:06 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 205
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To: Fred Mertz

No gig here. Just a guy who knows the man and I guess has a reason to want to protect him.

Radio is a great thing and talk radio is an even more powerful thing. Rush has touched me personally over the years and to a certain degree taken on a "grandfatherly" quality.

I am just a little curious, would you lay down in the face of false accusations against your family, if someone was attacking with no regard to truth and consequence?

When allegations are proved to be false, what normally happens? People say things like "yes he got off, but is he really innocent?"

The bottom line is that my gig is that the accusation often times in larger than the actual TRUTH. People believe what they want and perception is reality.

Perhaps, I am taking a play out of your party's handbook in saying that if you repeat it enough it must be true. If the left is going to be slanderous, I am going to speak on his defense!

214 posted on 10/10/2003 1:14 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 211
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To: Fred Mertz

Pill gate. Brilliant.

What you want is close enough.

Listen tomorrow and you will get what you need to move on.

220 posted on 10/10/2003 1:19 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 218
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20 posted on 10/10/2003 9:11:39 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Why do America's enemies desperately want DemocRATS back in power?)
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To: Yardstick
Only two ways to get cheap prescription drugs: one would be to hire Rush Limbaugh's housekeeper. The other way would be to elect me, so I enact some giveaway prescription drug welfare program.

That's a rough paraphrase.
21 posted on 10/10/2003 9:12:03 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Moving to Turkmenistan, where all the jobs are.)
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To: I Am Not A Mod
Has he got a cold, or did he bust a vocal cord choking on his bong? </kidding> But he does sound like he has a cold or something.
22 posted on 10/10/2003 9:14:04 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: ch53gunner
He said the only two places to get prescription drugs was something like the pharmacy and Rush Limbaugh's housekeeper

It is a pretty good joke.

23 posted on 10/10/2003 9:15:02 AM PDT by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: oceanview
Al Rantel (KABC radio in LA) had the National Enquirer reporter that broke the story for an hour last night.

What he had to say about audio tapes & emails was damning.

The guy was doing impressions of Rush’s voice asking for pills.
24 posted on 10/10/2003 9:16:19 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: Yardstick
Pretty cheezy. I can't believe the Democrat presidential wannabes, guys who would like to occupy the world's most powerful political office, are sniping at a talkshow host, a glorified disk jockey, calling him out by name. If you ask me, it lowers them and raises Rush.

Can you imagine Bush complaining about Al Franken?

25 posted on 10/10/2003 9:16:54 AM PDT by PMCarey
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To: VRWC_minion
What Rush is saying is different than some accounts; some said Roy was shaken like a rag doll.
26 posted on 10/10/2003 9:17:29 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: I Am Not A Mod
FREEP THE ULTIMATE RUSH POLL
27 posted on 10/10/2003 9:17:39 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Matchett-PI
After reading #20, I am convinced that Drudge gets his news from FR:

Last night from Liberty above:

However, despite what I have read here tonight, tomorrows show will have one striking revelation

From Drudge this morning:

RUSH LIMBAUGH TO ADDRESS RECENT MEDIA REPORTS... DEVELOPING...
28 posted on 10/10/2003 9:18:05 AM PDT by Republican Red
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To: All
Rush online click here for Windows Media Player: http://ccdig.liquidviewer.com/kfi
29 posted on 10/10/2003 9:18:20 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: MNLDS
Pathetic. Like I said in #18, this guy is running for *President of the United States of America* and he's taking time in public to take personal shots (based on unproven allegations initially broken in the National Inquirere) at a *talkshow host*. If you ask me, that's a pretty unseemly asymmetry.
30 posted on 10/10/2003 9:19:12 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: VRWC_minion
I didn't think it was funny at all - and I've tried to be objective about it. In a debate by those who want to lead the greatest nation on the planet, it seemed snippy and churlish. Now, if we're to judge presidential material by "clever" sound bites, then we get what we deserve. Though, I'm not even sure that Kerry would win any match of wits. He's a dud.
31 posted on 10/10/2003 9:19:58 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: I Am Not A Mod
I have no inside skinny on Rush's alleged pill thing, but I think anyone who can lose as much weight as he did can beat any addiction.

Losing substantial weight and keeping it off takes as much will power as beating a chemical dependency. He was able to do that and could beat a pill thing too if he had it.

That is why I thing the allegation is not true.
32 posted on 10/10/2003 9:20:18 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Yardstick
make that: this guy *is hoping* to run for President...
33 posted on 10/10/2003 9:20:27 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Sgt_Schultze
It seems he is about to, after the break.
34 posted on 10/10/2003 9:20:43 AM PDT by Guillermo ( Proud Infidel)
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To: MNLDS
The John Kerry remark was as follows...

"There are two ways for you to have lower prescription drug costs. One is you could hire Rush Limbaugh's housekeeper, or you can elect me president of the United States. I want you to do the latter, and here's why: The prescription drug companies have not been held accountable."

Sounds like a cheap shot to me...
35 posted on 10/10/2003 9:21:57 AM PDT by dittomom
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To: Guillermo
What is Rush up to? He is talking about good people/bad people. Eh?

He sure does not sound like a guy that has a big problem....

36 posted on 10/10/2003 9:22:03 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Give me a break. Rush has made plenty of jokes at the "french-looking" John Kerry's expense. I can't believe that people are actually getting riled up over this. I've seen thicker skin on a bowl of pudding.
37 posted on 10/10/2003 9:22:51 AM PDT by proust
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To: xzins
I didn't mean from Rush, I just meant leaks to the media. You would think media leaks from the Palm Beach DA/PD would be occurring. But nothing?
38 posted on 10/10/2003 9:23:00 AM PDT by oceanview
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To: PMCarey
Can you imagine Bush complaining about Al Franken?

Exactly! I can't imagine a president lowering himself like that. This sniping at Limbaugh is completely unpresidential.

39 posted on 10/10/2003 9:23:09 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
See #31 - great minds!
40 posted on 10/10/2003 9:23:17 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
I agree....Someone who wants to be President lowers himself to take cheap shots at a radio talk show host. Real classy, Kerry, you steaming pile. Just throwing some red meat to his scurvy base.
41 posted on 10/10/2003 9:23:29 AM PDT by clintonh8r (A gentleman should know something about everything and everything about something.)
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To: isthisnickcool
I'm not saying he has a "big problem". The media and that French guy running for president who oooks like Lurch is.
42 posted on 10/10/2003 9:23:39 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: clintonh8r
So is Rush going to address these reports? I'm listening so far, but no hint that this is going to be coming up. Hopefully Rush has some good news for us.
43 posted on 10/10/2003 9:24:44 AM PDT by Deo et Patria (Deo et Patria)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
It is possible to read into this story as a metaphor for his accusers. The lion is the accusers/liberals, Rush is Siegfreid and the lady with the big hair is the drugs.

His comparison to criminals are criminals and the rehab doesn't work was interesting commentary. Its not exactly the posistion that someone who is about to be outed as a drug addict would verbalize.

44 posted on 10/10/2003 9:24:49 AM PDT by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: clintonh8r
And they all seem to be trying to outdo each other with who can display the least class or taste!
45 posted on 10/10/2003 9:25:23 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
You are right, frm Jay Leno its funny. From a future president, its a cheap shot and improper.
46 posted on 10/10/2003 9:26:22 AM PDT by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: proust
Rush is not the one pointing out how childish Kerry's comment was - I was. I'm sure Rush can take it AND dish it out. However, he's not running for president. The 9 jerks running for the lib/dem nomination are the epitome of unfunny.
47 posted on 10/10/2003 9:27:37 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: oceanview
the news on the pills allegation has been strangely silent.

As it should be, just be patient. The details will become available at the appropriate time. I must admit, the waiting is driving me bonkers.

48 posted on 10/10/2003 9:27:49 AM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Call me paranoid but finding '/*' inside this comment makes me suspicious)
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To: Matchett-PI
Well, last night's thread was fascinating! Although I heard part of Rantel's show, I missed this thread. Thanks for the links.
49 posted on 10/10/2003 9:28:32 AM PDT by GOPrincess
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To: MNLDS
The worst: Katie Couric was asked how she felt staying up all night for the Calif. recall. She made some joke about how she felt great bec. she sat next to Rush on the plane and "he gave me some vitamins." Then she made a face.


What a little b*%$h.
50 posted on 10/10/2003 9:29:57 AM PDT by fightinJAG
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